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's office in seattle opened after midnight to start distributing licenses. washington joins several other states that allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. voters passed referendum last month. >>> marijuana possession now legal in washington state pot smokers have been celebrating in the streets of seattle. people gathered at the space needle for a new year's eve-style countdown to midnight when the measure passed by voters last month took effect. they cheered and lit joints in unison. >>> new this morning, duchess of cambridge has left the hospital where she was being treated for acute morning sickness related to her pregnancy. here she is, take a look, new video of a smiling kate middleton leaving the king edward vii hospital with her husband by her side, the royal couple's office says she will head to kensington pal -- palace for rest. she is less than 12 weeks pregnant. the couple is expecting their first child when morning sickness tends to be the worst in that early stage, first trimester. hopefully, better from here. >> she has that extra special morning sickness. >>> you saw fog t
on the ellipse. >>> some other stories making news across america. four holiday shoppers at a seattle macy's were hospitalized when the escalator they were riding malfunctioned. a store employee tells the seattle times she heard screaming and saw the escalator coming apart. another witness said the mechanical stairs started to buckle. the cause is being investigated. >>> in new york state fire officials are trying to figure out what caused a home to go up in flames so quickly. neighbors reportedly heard an explosion. family members inside the home were able to make it out in time, including a grandmother who had lost her own home during hurricane sandy. >>> employees at a new mexico store were shocked when they found out a semi-automatic handgun and several rounds of ammunition were packed in a frozen meat shipment. the package came from a meat packing plant in colorado and now they're working to track down the owner. >>> in san diego, forget online dating. one millionaire has purchased a billboard that reads, all i want for christmas is ayla tina girlfriend. really, buddy. along with an e-mail a
mellow celebration at seattle's space needle? pot smokers lit up like it was new year's eve. new voter approved initiative went into effect midnight. this pot party technically, is illegal. wz's law bans smoking pot in public places. for now the seattle police department is turning a blind eye. this notice was sent to all officers last night. until further notice officers shall not take any enforcement action, other than to issue a verbal warning, for a violation of initiative 502. miguel marquez is in seattle. you were there at midnight for the big party, when the law went into effect. what was it like? >> reporter: well, it was a lot of pot being smoked. i think i must have a contact high from all of that. it was one of many, many parties across the state last night as proponents of this law celebrate the first time that pot is legal here. it's the first step in a very long process. ♪ because i got high >> reporter: the moment recreational pot, anything less than an ounce no longer illegal in washington state. >> it's amazing. i'm not a criminal anymore. i can't go to jail for smal
with a pot party at seattle space needle overnight. it's not a blanket license to smoke pot anywhere anytime. cnn's miguel marquez has been up all night, live in seattle for us. so it's not illegal to smoke marijuana but the whole distribution network of marijuana and the distribution and sale of marijuana is still illegal. there's a big asterisk here for recreational pot users. >> reporter: for now it is. in the next year or so that will be taken care of, as this law takes effect. but today was the first big step in what people here are calling a revolution. that pot, less than an ounce is now legal to possess and use. ♪ ♪ i messed up my entire life because i got high ♪ >> reporter: anything less than an ounce no longer illegal in washington state. >> it's amazing. i'm not a cell anymore. i can't go to jail for small amounts of marijuana, you know. i'm free to be free. >> reporter: several dozen hard core smokers showed up here to the base of the space needle, the symbol of the city and state to light up at the stroke of midnight. while the new law does not allow smoking in public pla
-medical usa. john blackstone reports from seattle that supporters wasted no time celebrating. >> three, two, one -- whew! >> reporter: at the stroke of midnight, cheers in seattle of marijuana officially becoming legal in washington state. >> yeah! >> reporter: an impromptu celebration was head, appropriately enough at the space needle, a seattle high point. did you ever think you'd see this day? >> i certainly did not. i did not. >> reporter: the air was filled with the scent of victory. for those who campaigned for this night. although, that itself is stretching the new law. it is not legal to use marijuana in public, just like alcohol. and while it is now legal for those 21 and over to buy marijuana, it is not yet legal to sell it. the state still has to write rules for licensing marijuana retailers. >> this is the beginning of -- >> reporter: washington voters passed the law partly because of the efforts of one well-traveled resident of the state. >> hi. i'm rick steves. >> reporter: rick steves for 20 years hosted a popular public travel show was prominent among those campaigning for l
played in all of this. don? >> susan, thank you very much. >>> marijuana smokers gathered around seattle's space needle counting down the seconds until the first legal puff of pot. >> three, two, one. hold on a second before you go all cheech and chong on us. you can smoke pot legally in washington state, but still illegal to buy marijuana or sell it or grow it. that's interesting. >>> a legal haze is drifting over washington state's pot smokers as joe johns reports. no one knows how the feds are going to react. >> reporter: there was euphoria the moment pot became legal in washington state. 3,000 miles away in washington, d.c., the justice department and the white house are reviewing how the federal government should respond. at the moment, they're sticking to this statement from the u.s. attorney in seattle, washington, who would prosecute violations there. regardless of the state law, growing, selling or processing any amount of marijuana remains illegal under federal law. the department's responsibility to enforce the controlled substances act remains unchanged. but several former do
. to celebrate, pot smokers have been lighting up in the shadow of seattle's iconic space needle. cnn's miguel marquez is in seattle for us this morning. morning. >> reporter: good morning there. this was only one of many parties across the state with people just taking the first step as this new law is implemented. ♪ >> reporter: the moment recreational pot, anything less than an ounce, no longer illegal in washington state. >> it's amazing. i'm not a criminal anymore. i can't go to jail for small amounts of marijuana. you know, it's -- i'm free to be free. >> reporter: several dozen hard-core smokers showed up here to the base of the space needle, the symbol of the city and of the state to light up at the stroke of midnight. and while the new law does not allow smoking in public places, seattle police and police departments across the state are turning a blind eye tonight, allowing celebrations to light up. this is what you'd assume the stores will look like or something along these lines? >> so, yeah, our stores are going to have the feel of a fine cigar shop. >> jaymon shively, once a hi
in the dakotas, minnesota, wisconsin. heavier snow in the rockies and cascade. >> 40s from seattle to salt lake city. 53, colorado springs. 23 in fargo. 40s from omaha to new york. >>> here is one that brings to mind the phrase -- what are they going to think of next? an inventer in or gun has done something, come up with tt -- the doggy doorbell. >> ah, the brain child of keith gin who says he came up with the idea after his dog, bebl, ruined the doors by scratching them every time he needed to go outside to handle his business. >> business. >> he trained the degree to ring the bell. and now, voila, no more scratching. >> that is brilliant. so successful he is looking to expand to door bells for cats. not kidding. maybe he should put the door bells for the cats in the litter box. >> brilliant though. >> great idea. >> really smart. that's what you need one good invention in your life. set all you need. one good one. >> every dog owner, going why didn't i think of that president? >> what did you say, will ills? >> what is your excuse? >> so critical. >> i have an idea. i wanted you to get willi
cell on sunday. for "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> what a story. >>> now, to the latest twist in the controversial utah custody battle. a baby girl was put up for adoption without her soldier father's knowledge or consent. a judge ordered the girl returned to her father. and now, the mother is speaking out in an abc news exclusive. amy robach is here with the latest on this controversial story. >> reporter: good morning to you. this bitter battle over a 21-month-old little girl, between her adoptive parents and the biological father, has grown more complicated. the girl's birth mother is speaking out to abc news. tira bland says no matter who has custody of her daughter, she is still her mother. and she still loves her. >> her well-being is all that matters to me. i want to see her successful. i want to see her in a home, a good home. >> reporter: but the question of just who provides that home is now at the center of a contentious custody battle. bland's ex-husband, terry achane, a sergeant in the army, said bland put his daughter up for adoption without
think we can watch and see what happens in the state of washington, for instance, around seattle, and let the american government and let the american people does it cause a serious problem or not. all drugs were decriminalized in portugal ten years ago and the use of drugs has done gown dramatically and nobody put in prison. a few places around the world is good to experiment with and a few states in america are good to take the initiative and try something out. that's the way our country's developed over the last 200 year, by a few states being experiment stations. on that basis i'm in favor of it. >> making news there. also sat down with cnn founder ted turner and richard branson, we had a discussion on clean energy. we'll be rolling out the interviews and "cnn newsroom" in the days to come. tomorrow my interview with richard branson where he enters the political fray. >> i think if the republican party could change so that you know they were fiscally astute but really cared about the individual they cared as much about the gay person living in america, as the single mother, a
to a screening in seattle. it's standing room only. >> it's a room about poverty and we've fill add room with 500 people. thank you, guys. >> their passion is projected on screen and the audience is eating it up. >> it's inspiring because it's their story and i love that it's through their eyes and how they experienced poverty. >> reporter: they're now living full tomb on a borrowed bus, promoting their project and asking everyone to lend a hand. >> we're asking you each to make a commitment hour small, to impact the life of somebody else. >> reporter: in their case all it took was a dollar and the value of the lesson is not in what it buys but what it begins. for "cbs this morning," carter evans, seattle. >> a story worth telling. i was going to say, kudos for them for bringing it to us. >> a very valuable lesson they bring to us about how many people share a dollar. >> it's friday. our christmas party is tonight. >> will you be on the dance floor? >> i doubt it. >> we will have evidence on monday. >> that's why i won't do it. as we leave you, let's take a l
, of the winner, hagans berman. do you know them? >> no. >> seattle based law firm that serves as the lead council in the class action set to receive more than $300 million. not bad work if you can get it. >> how much? >> $300 million. taking a third. a little less than a third. >> -- magnetic business cards as the ambulance passes by. >> right. >> i would buy some stock in those today, right? for these guys. you wonder why texas is doing a little built better. because they have put in some rules in place. i'm sorry. >> no. >> you come from a lawyer. >> i do. but we -- my dad doesn't have magnetic business cards. we don't do ambulances. >> no, you were on the good side of things, wasn't he? >> most of the time. >> all right. not all the time? all right. yeah, you did have that sign, i forgot, from the smoker's litigation, where did that -- asbestos? where did that come from? >> the steinway? >> dock workers at four u.s. ports in the pacific northwest will remain on the job despite an ongoing labor dispute. grain shippers unilaterally imposed new contract terms after the two sides couldn't come to
, these new laws mark a shift towards legal personal use. our miguel marquez was in seattle at the moment when the new law became official. >> three, two, one! [ cheering snchl [. >> reporter: the moment recreational pot, mying less than an ounce, no longer illegal in washington state. >> it's amazing. i'm not a criminal anymore. i can't go to jail for small amounts of marijuana. you know? i'm free to be free. >> reporter: several dozen hard core smokers showed up here to the base of the space needle, a symbol of stet and of the state to light up at the stroke of midnight, and while the new law does not allow smoking in public places, seattle police and police departments across the state are turning a blind eye tonight allowing celebrations to light up. >> this is what you assume the stores will look like or something along these lines? >> yeah. our stores are going to have the feel of a fine cigar shop. >> reporter: jayman was a high profile executive at microsoft now preparing to open as many as two dozen highend marijuana shops in washington and colorado. yesterday he would be called a dru
in the united states. and an improm tu pot party. take a look. yep. pot party at midnight near a seattle landmark. the space needle. look at the crowds. marking the moment washington state became the first in the nation to legalize marijuana for recreational use. washington voters approved it last month's election so let me throw this at you. there's ground rules here. you have to be over the age of 21. you can have up to an ounce in your possession. no more. and despite seattle's overnight smoke fest, you are not supposed to light up a joint in public. here's a big catch. you still have to go underground to get it. growing and selling pot illegal. at least for now they are. miguel marquez has the story in seattle. miguel? >> reporter: brooke, for pot smokers here in washington state, it is a day for celebration and partying. the legalization of pot. but proponents of this initiative say this is only the first step. this is what you assume the stores will look like? >> yeah. our stores are going to have the feel of a fine cigar shop. >> reporter: jaman was at microsoft and preparing to o
with the feds. more now from nbc's kristen dahlgren. >> four, three, two, one! whooo! >> reporter: at seattle landmarks, a celebration. [ cheers ] >> reporter: washington state's new law makes it legal for adults to possess up to one ounce of marijuana. >> the fist legal imported in washington state. >> reporter: the initiative, passed in the november election, is modeled on alcohol laws. it's still illegal to drive if impaired or possess pot if you're under 21. and technically you're not allowed to smoke in public. though seattle police received a directive to issue verbal warnings only. this is what you can legally possess, one ounce. you can use it in private but stores still won't be licensed to sell it for recreational use for another year. so without a prescription there is still no sale. recreational users are going to say where am i going to go to buy this marijuana? if it's illegal to sell marijuana still. >> reporter: federal law still prohibits marijuana use in any state, and the department of justice is reviewing possible actions. >> the federal government might prosecute anyone w
retailers that have closed down. >> based in seattle, amazon was started in the mid-90s to sell books online and forears made no profit, but it soon became clear that the founder and his notoriously secretive company had bigger plans. they started expanding in the late 1990s into videos, music, games, electronics, kitchenware, clothing, shoes, business services, information storage. amazon turned the corner to profitability in 2002, and today, amazon is a $100 billion global company. and though he declined our request for an interview, he recently told fortune magazine -- >> our goal is to be the most customer obsessed company. we like tofia find, is there someone out there doing some element better than we, and if so, how do we improve? >> while that may be good news for millions of consumers who enjoy amazon's low prices, it is daunting for many businesses. even those that call amazon a partner. >> it's a wolf in sheep's clothing, is probably a better way to describe it. >> this woman is a retail analyst at forests research, and she said amazon has a pattern. find a company with a good pro
. >> my dad always took us out there. >>> let's go to "the seattle times." despite a federal ban, washington state's law allowing recreational marijuana described as one of the most liberal in the world went into effect midnight last night. the state will start licensing farms and retail stores to grow and sell marijuana next year. police across the state are said to be taking a laissez-faire approach. >> where's that willie geist? actually, that's heilmann. you know, i'm surprised connecticut has a pretty darn liberal law. >> colorado. >> colorado, man. >> what's in "parade" this week, joe? >> in "parade" this week, winners of their first annual holiday bake-off. >> oh, good, maybe good recipes. >> in "parade" magazine. >> i want to make cookies. >> i'm sure as a marijuana -- >> now, stop p continue look how adorable that picture is. i'm going to make cookies just like that this weekend. >> chow on those and marijuana. >> stop it. >>> mike allen is here with the morning "playbook." we haven't talked a whole lot about jim demint leaving. i had a call with him yesterday, and he sa
for recreational use. cnn's miguel marquez is joining us from see yat -- seattle. still some roadblocks, but what's the latest? >> reporter: some roadblocks indeed. you can have pot right now, but you can't go out and buy it. you still have to go to the black market. but in a year's time if everything goes the way it's supposed to, washington state will be a haven for pot. in the war on drugs, the government surrenders to marijuana users here in washington state. up to an ounce now legal for anyone over 21. >> we got that weed growing. we ain't worried about no police. we're out here living like tupac, baby. all eyes on the city cause we got it going on. >> reporter: this is the moment when marijuana became legal to possess at least under one ounce here in washington state. several dozen people, perhaps 100 people have showed up here at the space needle to smoke up and celebrate. including this guy. >> america, freedom! >> reporter: rick steves of tv travel fame co-sponsored pot initiative here saying it's about decriminalizing marijuana and freeing up government to focus on more important things
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